Factors associated with recent intimate partner violence

What factors are associated with recent intimate partner violence (IPV)? The findings based on the WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violence show, that despite the wide variations in the prevalence of IPV, many factors affected IPV risk similarly across sites. The authors conclude: “IPV prevention programs should increase focus on transforming gender norms and attitudes, addressing childhood abuse, and reducing harmful drinking. Development initiatives to improve access to education for girls and boys may also have an important role in violence prevention. […] The time to act is now. ”
Source of information and complete study: http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/109

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gender & communication expert, researcher, networker, activist.
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